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What FoodieS Eat: Joscelyn Tan & Olivia Hadipranoto

What FoodieS Eat: Joscelyn Tan & Olivia Hadipranoto

Auli Cinantya
18 September 2023

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The creative hand behind ANEKA 57, Joscelyn Tan and Olivia Hadipranoto shares their love and passion for food, and their recent dining discoveries.

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Located in the vibrant Pecenongan district, ANEKA 57 is a charming establishment known for its coffee and delectable snacks, they always have a special menu that changes regularly, promising a unique surprise with every visit.

Founded by Joscelyn Tan and Olivia Hadipranoto, ANEKA 57 embodies their vision of crafting a cozy and unassuming neighborhood spot for coffee and treats. Through ANEKA 57, Joscelyn and Olivia generously share their passion, creative inspirations, along with the story behind this delightful establishment. 

With us, Joscelyn and Olivia share their love for comfort food, and reveal their latest culinary findings and the dishes that continually captivate their palates.

Hi! Please tell us a bit about yourself and your day-to-day activities.
We are currently focused on managing the day-to-day operations at Aneka57 while also dedicating time to our personal projects and enjoying life.

What do you love the most about what you do? 
What we love most about what we do is mixing and matching our ideas, creating impulsive innovations, and meeting new people along the way.

What is your favorite type of cuisine?
J: Chinese
O: Indonesian

What is the food that you love the most?
J : The food that I love the most is something soupy and spicy.
O: While I like it soupy and flavorful

Do you have any memorable food trips
J: My last Banyuwangi trip was memorable. I had the chance to try unique food combinations like pecel mixed with soto, dendeng with serundeng, and many more. It might sound unusual, but they were all surprisingly delicious!
O: One of my most memorable food trips was to Desa Les. However, one of the most unique dishes I tried was actually a Korean dish called Sannakji, which is live octopus sashimi.

Are there any local or abroad restaurants you would want to visit but have not visited? What makes you interested in going there? Or are there any foods you want to try but haven’t tried?
J: Wildair New York. They have intriguing flavor combinations that look enticing.
O: HIAKAI New Zealand. I’ve heard they still use the old traditional Maori way of cooking there. I’m eager to explore different cultures through their cuisine.

To you, what would make a perfect meal?
J: 4 sehat 5 sempurna 
O: A meal that’s comfortable, ‘just right’, and without much bedazzles when it comes to flavors 

What usually draws your attention to a place to eat?
The primary factor that draws our attention to a place to eat is the food or product itself.

What is your most recent dining destination that left a good impression? What was it that managed to impress you?
J: My most recent dining destination that left a good impression is Da Tang Hunan Restaurant in Pecenongan, just across Aneka57! We’ve been eyeing it for quite a while and finally got to try it. Their Stir Fry Beef with Pickled Chilis is really good.
O: JOWA. Because I love Korean food, and I found JOWA’s food to be clean-tasting, familiar, yet modern.

Is there any food you can eat every day without getting bored?
Food that we can eat everyday without getting bored are Soto and Rawon.

Do you have any place you frequently go to for it? 
J: Kaum Menteng
O: Seribu Rasa

What is your favorite street food and where do you usually eat it?
J: Local dishes pempek, Sari Sanjaya
O: Soto Betawi, Djimat

Where are your top three dining places always on your favorite list? And which food do you recommend getting at those places?
J: My top three dining places that are always on my favorite list are Planta Kitchen (try anything on the menu), Daun Muda (go for the nasi goreng kambing), and Silk Bistro (try the Saigon Chicken).
O: For me, it’s Emilia Cucina (try the Pappardelle), Gioi (I recommend getting their  gulai kepala salmon), and Sangsaka Bali (everything on the menu is excellent).

What is your go-to comfort food, and where do you usually get them?
J: My go-to comfort food is pempek sari sanjaya.
O: I usually get my comfort food, Pho, from Pho Tin, Bali. 

You’ve recently opened Aneka 57. Can you tell us more about your place and its concept? 
Aneka 57 is a cozy neighborhood spot where you can enjoy coffee and snacks in a simple and homey atmosphere.

What was the inspiration behind Aneka 57?
The inspiration for Aneka 57 comes from the cozy ambiance of our own home, while our products are inspired by a blend of random food memories and tastes.

Are there any projects that we could look forward to? 
Hopefully, you can look forward to Aneka57 in other intriguing and unconventional areas of Jakarta!

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